Texture and Melody - AoS3

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Harmonic/ Homophonic
A texture that is essentially chordal and has several parts being played or sung at the same time.
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Polyphonic/ Contrapuntal
A texture consisting of weaving together two or more equally important melodic lines which all fit together harmonically and often sounds busy.
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Broken Chords
When notes of a chord are played separately, one after another and provide a more gentle, flowing accompaniment.
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Imitative
When parts in music are copied by other instruments or voices but not necessarily at the same pitch and normally just the opening.
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Canonic
It is like a round where the imitating voice or instrumental part repeats the entire melody.
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Layered Texture
When the music is made up of different layers of sound and adds to a rich texture of the music.
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Unison
When all the instruments or voices are playing or singing notes at the same pitch.
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Octaves
When the instruments or parts play or sing the notes an octave apart.
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Single Line Melody
An example of a monophonic texture with just a single melody line without any harmonies.
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Antiphonal
Where a musical phrase is tossed between different groups of voices or instruments.
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Card 2

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A texture consisting of weaving together two or more equally important melodic lines which all fit together harmonically and often sounds busy.

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Polyphonic/ Contrapuntal

Card 3

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When notes of a chord are played separately, one after another and provide a more gentle, flowing accompaniment.

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Card 4

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When parts in music are copied by other instruments or voices but not necessarily at the same pitch and normally just the opening.

Back

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Card 5

Front

It is like a round where the imitating voice or instrumental part repeats the entire melody.

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